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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Taking basic care of freight handling machinery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8021  Taking basic care of freight handling machinery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to utilise the competencies acquired in selecting, utilising and caring for freight handling machinery and equipment, to positively add to operational efficiencies. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate;
  • 'Occupational Health, Safety and General Housekeeping'. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard requires known responses to largely familiar problems where limited discretion and judgement is required. The learner is largely responsible for the quality of care given to the selection between, and the utilisation of, a range of freight handling machinery and equipment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the suitability of handling machinery and equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify the suitability of handling machinery and equipment utilised for particular product type in prevailing conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety in the working environment whilst utilising specific freight handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and justify his/her selection of machinery and equipment in specific circumstances, with due regard to the principles of operation of specific machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Explain the purpose and importance of routine maintenance procedures used to identify possible faults/defects in STET handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identify the various forms of communication and select the most appropriate for a particular operation (e.g. signals, radio). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Identify the major components of equipment/machinery. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement safe freight handling practices. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implement safe freight handling practices (and the necessary precautions) giving cognisance to prevailing conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety in the working environment whilst utilising specific freight handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and justify his/her selection of machinery and equipment in specific circumstances, with due regard to the principles of operation of specific machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Explain the purpose and importance of routine maintenance procedures used to identify possible faults/defects in STET handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identify the various forms of communication and select the most appropriate for a particular operation (e.g. signals, radio). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Identify the major components of equipment/machinery. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use alternative communication systems. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Use alternative communication systems in order to facilitate safe working practice (e.g. hand/bat signals, radio communications etc). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety in the working environment whilst utilising specific freight handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and justify his/her selection of machinery and equipment in specific circumstances, with due regard to the principles of operation of specific machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Explain the purpose and importance of routine maintenance procedures used to identify possible faults/defects in STET handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identify the various forms of communication and select the most appropriate for a particular operation (e.g. signals, radio). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Identify the major components of equipment/machinery. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct of routine maintenance required. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Conduct of routine maintenance required (in terms of manufacturer specifications and relevant legislation) to ensure operational fitness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety in the working environment whilst utilising specific freight handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and justify his/her selection of machinery and equipment in specific circumstances, with due regard to the principles of operation of specific machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Explain the purpose and importance of routine maintenance procedures used to identify possible faults/defects in STET handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identify the various forms of communication and select the most appropriate for a particular operation (e.g. signals, radio). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Identify the major components of equipment/machinery. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Ensure that the equipment undergoes scheduled and ad-hoc maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety in the working environment whilst utilising specific freight handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and justify his/her selection of machinery and equipment in specific circumstances, with due regard to the principles of operation of specific machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Explain the purpose and importance of routine maintenance procedures used to identify possible faults/defects in STET handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identify the various forms of communication and select the most appropriate for a particular operation (e.g. signals, radio). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Identify the major components of equipment/machinery. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. Knowledge of pre-trip inspection, operating, shut down and parking of equipment.

    2. Handling equipment capacity, rating and operation i.e. using the correct equipment for the correct mass, as well as the principles of operation.

    3. Suitability of equipment in relation to environment and prevailing conditions (e.g. preventing contamination through exhaust fumes).

    4. Safety precautions in operating the equipment for particular product types.

    5. Safety measures, and in the event of incidents and accidents, procedures to be followed.

    6. The consequences of failure to comply with maintenance and operational requirements on machinery and equipment.

    7. The relevant national and international standards, codes and legislation pertaining to the selected discipline
    e.g. - Codes: IMDG code
  • Regulations/legislation:
  • OHS Act
  • Environmental control regulations e.g. on lead control, asbestos
  • Air pollution legislation
  • Emergency procedures as reflected in legislation
  • Customs and international regulations requirements related to HG logistics
  • Standards: ISO 9002/9004.

    8. Knowledge of the various forms of communication available. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by taking the appropriate corrective action in the case of machinery/equipment failure and/or defects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and evaluate information in ascertaining and applying operational specifications of new freight handling equipment/machinery. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology by selecting machinery, equipment and handling method to enhance efficiency and safety, and to suit changing circumstances and to take appropriate action when defects threaten safety (e.g. unfamiliar noises/smells/movements). 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  TETA 
    Core  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. BPL Academy 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    7. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    8. Greystones Cargo Systems 
    9. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    10. Innovative Shared Services 
    11. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
    12. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    13. Makwedeng Training 
    14. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    15. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    17. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
    18. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    19. School of Shipping 
    20. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    21. Shipping and Transport College 
    22. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    23. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Training Force 
    25. Transvaal Training 



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